Dr. Clarence Lee Jr. is a talented individual who draws inspiration from his family and is dedicated to helping others achieve their aspirations. Growing up in a military family, he learned the importance of prioritizing what truly matters, and for him, that has always been his loved ones. Being a devoted husband and father of six has been the driving force behind his success and motivation to excel in all areas of his life.
Aside from his family, he is known as the PERSISTence coach, a highly accomplished figure with a diverse set of skills and expertise. He is a Christian-Encourager, physician-entrepreneur, author, and international speaker. Through his coaching company, he provides exceptional training and mental conditioning to organizations, teams, and students to enhance personal development. His vast knowledge and experience have earned him a reputation as a sought-after expert and thought leader.
As President and CEO of Exhort Health, an integrative healthcare organization dedicated to improving healthcare delivery and cost transparency, Dr. Clarence Lee Jr. is deeply passionate about his role. He is also a decorated war veteran, having served in the United States Air Force for a decade. His service in the Air Force showcased his unwavering commitment and loyalty to his country.
His journey in the medical field has not been without challenges. He recognized the disconnect between leadership and caregivers within the healthcare system, which almost led him to leave the field. Instead of giving up, he made the decision to create Exhort Health, a healthcare organization focused on wellness and healthy-care rather than the broken standard model of “sick-care.”
Through his coaching platform for medical professionals, he enlightens them to the possibilities of how they too can open their own practice or generate additional revenue streams based on their expertise, allowing them to pursue their passions and enjoy greater freedom and flexibility in life.
Dr. Clarence Lee Jr. firmly believes that physicians hold significant power as the brand that patients want to see, and he is committed to liberating fellow doctors from what he considers to be the toxic environment of the medical industry.
His career experiences have fueled his passion to revolutionize the healthcare industry. Driven by this passion, he encourages medical professionals to pursue their dreams and make a significant impact in the field. He believes that physicians should recognize their power and influence, not just in the exam room but in shaping the entire healthcare system. By taking up leadership positions, lobbying, and taking control of the profession, physicians can affect positive change.
He shares, “One of the main things I advocate for now is pursuing your dreams. It’s important to go after what you want in life and have the resilience to overcome obstacles that will inevitably arise. In my own life, I’ve experienced failure before reaching some of the most rewarding achievements. Unfortunately, many people give up on their dreams too soon and compromise their professional and personal lives. However, if you have a vision, that’s what you’re meant to do. Just because it doesn’t happen right away doesn’t mean it’s not meant for you. For example, it took me five years to get accepted into medical school, and I could have easily given up after three. I am passionate about encouraging people to believe in their dreams, pursue their vision, and take daily steps towards achieving it.”
Dr. Clarence Lee Jr. shares his personal journey, including the challenges he faced before entering medical school, to inspire others to pursue their dreams and take daily steps towards achieving them. Driven by his love for family and passion for helping others as his guiding light, he leads the way in the medical world on the path less taken. His dedication to being a voice to help usher the revolution of the healthcare industry and empower physicians to make a positive impact is an effort that is sure to echo for generations to come.
This article feature is from our annual special edition issue, the L.A. STYLE Magazine Most Influential of 2023.